Endangered: Red-Crowned Cranes,
ink on paper, 72 X 36"
Native to Korea, China, Japan, Southeast Russia.
Degradation of the crane’s breading and wintering
wetlands due to agriculture and industrial development
have contributed to the decline. In China the proliferation
of dams, draughts, pollution, and floods have all contributed
to their population decline. In Korea poaching and plowing
along the demilitarized zone are treats.